Showcase Presents: Robin The Boy Wonder #Vol. 1

DC Comics

United States

Published
[January] 2008
Page count
516?
Cover price
16.99 USD; 20.99 CAD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/404209

Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Mort Weisinger (original)
E. Nelson Bridwell (original)
Julius Schwartz (original)
Bob Joy (collected)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Drew Moore

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comic (DC, 1937 series) #352 [2 page centerfold poster - Robin figure only]
Show/hide 1. Untitled Credits, 5 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Table of Contents and Credits pages.

Show/hide 2. The Origin of Robin! (Robin) Comic story, 11.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin (origin); John Grayson; Mary Grayson; Boss Zucco; Police Detective Harvey Harris (flashback; cameo)

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC 1940 series) #213

Synopsis

After his parents are murdered by Boss Zucco's men, Dick Grayson is taken in by Bruce Wayne who trains him as Robin and together they bring Boss Zucco to justice.

Notes

Origin of Robin with new details added.

Show/hide 3. World's Finest Comics #141 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #141
Show/hide 4. The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Superman-Batman Team!" (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dr. Dannifer; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Cave; Flying Newsroom

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #141

Synopsis

A mad scientist's Future Predictor says that Robin and Jimmy will soon die.

Notes

Sequence originally 2 chapters with second chapter titled "The Vengeance of Superman and Batman!"

Show/hide 5. World's Finest Comics #147 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Kal-el, aka. Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #147
Show/hide 6. The New Terrific Team! (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Kryptonite; the Eyrie; Batcave; Olsonmobile; Robin Plane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Animator

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #147

Synopsis

Jimmy and Robin decide to go out on their own as a super-team, giving up the side kick role.

Notes

Sequence originally in 2 chapters with second chapter title "The Doom of Jimmy Olsen and Robin!" This reprint says that this story was inked by George Klein, but our index of the original issue says Sheldon Moldoff. Looking at it, I think it looks closer to Moldoff than Klein, so the credit in this reprint is most likely in error.

Show/hide 7. Detective Comics #342 (Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #342
Show/hide 8. The Midnight Raid of the Robin Gang! (Batman) Comic story, 13.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Chip Keller gang; Commissioner Gordon; Tom Willard; Al Craig; Human Bear (wrestler); Golden Inca (wrestler)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #342

Synopsis

Dick tries to talk one of his friends out of dropping out of school and stumbles into a crime spree, masterminded by Al Craig. Craig plans to use drop-outs, dressed as Robin, to commit burglaries all over Gotham at midnight.

Show/hide 9. The Dragon Delinquent! (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 16.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Mr. Benson (Daily Planet Editor); "Rockets" Reagan; The Dragons (motorcycle gang); Dr. Warren; Miss Rena Starling; Mr. Traitor; Robin [Dick Grayson] (also as Chip); Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Leo Dorfman (reworking)
Art
Pete Costanza
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #91

Synopsis

Jimmy tries to shut down the Dragons, a motorcycle gang of juvenile delinquents, but must first figure out what is the reason behind their stealing of seemingly worthless items.

Notes

Story originally in 2 chapters with title of second chapter "The Secret of the Traitor Thefts!"

Show/hide 10. The Boy Wonder's Boo-Boo Patrol! (Robin) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Viola Lance; Bill Porter; Bruce Wayne

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghosting for Bob Kane]
Inks
Sid Greene

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #184

Synopsis

Robin, who is on patrol alone, thinks that someone is trying to kill Viola Lance, a stunt girl.

Notes

Revised pencil credit by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Credit previously given as Chic Stone? Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but Craig Delich and other scholars agree that pencils were actually by Moldoff.

Show/hide 11. Dick Grayson's Secret Guardian! (Robin) Comic story, 9.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Frank Reynolds; Toughy Loomis

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghosting for Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #192 (June 1967)
Dick Grayson's Secret Guardian!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #103 ([March 1968])
Dick Grayson's Secret Guardian!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #103 ([March 1968])
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #192

Synopsis

Dick Grayson meets the two new kids being bussed into his school. Toughy Loomis, one of those kids, wants to beat up Dick because he's a rich kid.

Notes

Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but scholars agree that pencils were actually by Moldoff.

Show/hide 12. Jimmy Olsen, Boy Wonder (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 11.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Scorpion Gang; Mystery Analysts of Gotham City [Commissioner Gordon; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Kaye Daye; District Attorney Danton; Martin Tellman; Hugh Rankin; Art Saddows]; Batcave; Eyrie (Secret Hideout); Alfred; Aunt Harriet; Valerie; Batmobile

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Art
Pete Costanza

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #111 (June 1968)
Jimmy Olsen, Boy Wonder!
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #117 ([February 1977?])
Jimmy Olsen, Boy Wonder
Printed in
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #70 ([April 1969?])
Jimmy Olsen, Boy Wonder!
Also printed
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #171 (June-July 1975)
Jimmy Olsen, Boy Wonder
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #117 ([February 1977?])
Jimmy Olsen, Boy Wonder
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982?])
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982?])
Jimmy Olsen, Boy Wonder
From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #111

Synopsis

Jimmy Olsen trades places with Robin to try to fool the Mystery Analysts of Gotham, whom he wants to join.

Show/hide 13. Menace of the Motorcycle Marauders! (Robin) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; The Hornets (motercycle gang) [Tommy the Tramp; Jimbo; Magoo]

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #202

Synopsis

Robin stops a motorcycle gang, but in the process loses the chance to be elected class president at school.

Notes

Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but scholars agree that pencils were actually by Stone.

Show/hide 14. The Teen-Age Gap! (Robin) Comic story, 8.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jim Kendricks; Craig Rockland; Eliot; Ron; Andy

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #386

Synopsis

Robin is helping a youth gathering by leading their hayride. He plans to show up by swinging in from a tree, but Eliot and his gang decide to ambush him, but Robin is saved by Craig Rockland, a younger student that the other students don't treat well.

Show/hide 15. Countdown to Chaos! (Robin) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Sandy Cole; Craig Rockland

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #390

Synopsis

Dick's date with Sandy is interrupted by a gang from a rival school who try to crash the Gotham school dance. Meanwhile, someone is blackmailing the school's administrator to force him to break off talks with the teacher's union.

Show/hide 16. Strike! (Robin) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Craig Rockland; Sandy Cole

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #391

Synopsis

Robin, with the help of student reporter Craig Rockland, discover the truth behind the breakdown of talks between the teachers and the administration of his school.

Show/hide 17. Blank Page Comic story, 1 page

Notes

Blank page used to line the next story up so it starts on the right-hand page.

Show/hide 18. One Bullet Too Many! (Batman) Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Dick Grayson; Bruce Wayne; Alfred Pennyworth

Credits

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #217 [first 3 pages]

Synopsis

Dick leaves the Bruce and Alfred behind to attend Hudson University.

Show/hide 19. Blank Page Comic story, 1 page

Notes

Used to make the next story begin on the correct side of the page.

Show/hide 20. Strike... While the Campus is Hot (Robin) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Chief Hawkins; Mrs. Higgins; Jonah Ramm; Dean Lewis; Fire-brand Fran

Credits

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #394 (December 1969)
Strike... While the Campus Is Hot
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #160 ([December 1972])
Strike… While the Campus is Hot
 
Australia
Batman and Robin (KG Murray, 1976 series) #5 ([1977?])
Strike… While the Campus is Hot
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #394

Synopsis

Robin arrives at Hudson University and stumbles into a campus protest. When the cops arrive Robin realizes that the cops are fake, but is taken by them to prevent his stopping their scheme.

Show/hide 21. Drop Out... or Drop Dead! (Robin) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Jonah Haggenmiller; Firebrand Fran

Credits

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #395 (January 1970)
Drop Out... or Drop Dead!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #160 ([December 1972])
Drop Out…or Drop Dead
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Detective Comics 395 (DC, 2000 series) (June 2000)
Drop Out... or Drop Dead!
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #395

Synopsis

Robin discovers the truth behind the fake cops and demonstrators that created the riot at Hudson University.

Show/hide 22. Moon-Struck (Robin) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Herb Stroud; Trudi; Professor Zukov

Credits

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Vince Colletta

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #398

Synopsis

While attending a science lecture as Dick Grayson, Robin sees a lunar rock turn another student green. Is it strange radiation from the moon, or a prank?

Show/hide 23. Panic By Moonglow (Robin) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Herb Stroud; Professor Zukov; Dr. Wells

Credits

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Vince Colletta

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #399

Synopsis

Robin discovers the truth behind Professor Zukov and the "radioactive" lunar rock that infected Herb Stroud.

Show/hide 24. A Burial For Batgirl! (Batgirl and Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batgirl and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Hank Osher; Jack Markham; Amos Willard; Professor Huntington

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Vince Colletta

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #400

Synopsis

Barbara Gordon has come to Hudson University to help with a Edgar Allen Poe festival. She discovers a murder and captures Hank Osher, who appears to be the murderer. Batgirl begins to believe that Hank has been framed and investigates further, which leads to her being captured and bricked into a wall.

Show/hide 25. Midnight is the Dying Hour! (Robin and Batgirl) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin and Batgirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Hank Osher; Jack Markham; Amos Willard; Professor Huntington

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Vince Colletta

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #401

Synopsis

Robin rescues Batgirl and the two of them find Amos Willard's killer.

Show/hide 26. Olsen, the Teen-Wonder! (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; The Eyrie; Sergeant Masters

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #130

Synopsis

Jimmy Olsen takes Robin's place in an attempt to prove to him that anybody with a little training could be Robin.

Show/hide 27. Blank Page Comic story, 1 page

Notes

Blank page to allow the next story to begin on the right-most page.

Show/hide 28. World's Finest Comics #195 (Superman and Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #195
Show/hide 29. Dig Now, Die Later! (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Karl Lukaz; green kryptonite

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito

Reprint history

From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #195

Synopsis

Superman and Batman infiltrate the Mafia, but when Batman begins to believe he is a Mafia crime boss he orders the execution of Robin and Jimmy Olsen.

Show/hide 30. My Place in the Sun! (Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Speedy [Roy Harper]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ed Cogdill; Frank Auley; Batman (cameo)

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Vince Colletta

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #402 (August 1970)
My Place In The Sun!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #153 ([May 1972?])
My Place in the Sun
 
Australia
Batman and Robin (KG Murray, 1976 series) #2 ([October 1976])
My Place in the Sun
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #402

Synopsis

Speedy visits Robin at Hudson University. Robin begins to question if he should continue to be Robin.

Show/hide 31. Break-Out! (Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Frank Auley; Ed Cogdill

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Vince Colletta

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #403 (September 1970)
Break-Out!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #154 ([June 1972?])
Break-Out
 
Australia
Batman and Robin (KG Murray, 1976 series) #2 ([October 1976])
Break-Out
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #403

Synopsis

Robin helps the police track down the escaped juvenile delinquents.

Show/hide 32. Help Me --- I Think I'm Dead! (Robin) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Phil Real; Tina; Russ; Professor "Buck" Stuart; Congressmen Forte

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Mike Esposito

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #227

Synopsis

Professor "Buck" Stuart is running for congress against incumbent Forte on a platform of cleaning up the polluted river that Forte has allowed ICM to dump their chemicals into. When Stuart's campaign headquarters are burned to the ground, Robin investigates.

Show/hide 33. Temperature Boiling... and Rising! (Robin) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Phil Real; Professor "Buck" Stuart; Hank Osher; Bill Perkins; Lois Lane (cameo); Mr. Albertson

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Frank Giacoia

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #229

Synopsis

Robin discovers the truth behind a fake photo of candidate Stuart and who burned down his campaign headquarters.

Notes

When an editor offers Robin a job taking photos of his cases, he says the editor should look up a guy named Peter Parker.

Show/hide 34. Blank Page Comic story, 1 page

Notes

Blank page used to force the next story to start on the right-most page.

Show/hide 35. World's Finest Comics #200 (Superman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Migg

Credits

Art
Neal Adams

Reprint history

From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #200
Show/hide 36. Prisoners of the Immortal World! (Superman and Robin) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Migg (alien); Kartel (alien); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (flashback; cameo); Alfred Pennyworth (flashback; cameo); John Grayson (flashback; cameo); Mary Grayson (flashback; cameo); Marty; Davy

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #200

Synopsis

Aliens teleport Superman, Robin and two brothers from Hudson University to their alien world to use Superman as a living battery to power their immortality machine.

Show/hide 37. Danger Comes A-Looking! (Robin) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent] (cameo); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Phil Real; Terri Bergstrom; Hank Osher; Mary; Davy

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #230 (March 1971)
Danger Comes A-Looking!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #79 ([November 1971?])
Danger Comes A-Looking
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #230

Synopsis

Robin discovers who bombed the ROTC building on Hudson University.

Show/hide 38. Wiped Out! (Robin) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Terri Bergstrom; Mark Brunner

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #231

Synopsis

When Dick Grayson and Terri Bergstrom's apartments are burglarized, Robin tracks down the criminals.

Show/hide 39. Vengeance for a Cop! (Robin) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Robert Beeker; Nanci Beeker; Terri Bergstrom; Pat Whalon; Jonathan

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #234

Synopsis

When a cop is shot, Robin travels to a commune to find the shooter.

Show/hide 40. The Outcast Society (Robin) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Nanci Beeker; Pat Whalon; Terri Bergstrom; Jonathan

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #235

Synopsis

Robin convinces the commune to allow him to arrest Pat Whalon for the shooting of Nanci Beeker's father.

Show/hide 41. Rain Fire! (Robin) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Pat Whalon; Terri Bergstrom; Nanci Beeker; Robert Beeker (flashback; cameo); Jonathan

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #236

Synopsis

Robin and the commune fight a wildfire and convince the surrounding neighbors to help them before the fire gets out of control.

Show/hide 42. Soul-Pit! (Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bernie Wrightson; Alan Weiss; Gerry; Terri Bergstrom; Rick Asher; Gordon Asher; Brother Thomas; Brother Charles

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #239

Synopsis

Robin and his friends get in a fight with some "Jesus freaks" and then Robin is contacted by Terri Bergstrom that he needs to help Rick Asher.

Show/hide 43. Theater of the Mind! (Robin) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin; Alan Weiss; Gerry; Bernie Wrightson; Rick Asher; Terri Bergstrom; Gordon Asher; Burton Asher; Thomas (butler); Brother Thomas

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Art
Rich Buckler

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #240

Synopsis

Robin reunites Rick Asher with his father.

Show/hide 44. Secret of the Psychic Siren! (Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lilith (of the Teen Titans, a relative of Terri); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Terri Bergstrom; Kid Flash [Wally West]

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Art
Rich Buckler

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #241 (May 1972)
Secret of the Psychic Siren!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #101 ([October 1973?])
The Secret of the Psychic Siren
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #241

Synopsis

Terri Bergstrom's search for her cousin comes to an end, leading to Robin, Terri and Lilith battling a cult that worships Cthulhu.

Show/hide 45. Death-Point! (Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lilith (of the Teen Titans); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Terri Bergstrom

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #242 (June 1972)
Death-Point!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #102 ([November 1973?])
Death-Point!

Synopsis

While battling Chthulu cultists, Terri is possessed by a demon.

Show/hide 46. Earth-- The Monster-Maker (Justice League of America) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Justice League of America
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Batman; Black Canary; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (all Earth-1)]; Justice Society of America [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-L]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (all Earth-2)]; Robin (Earth-1) (guest star); S-Kyr; A-Rym; Teppy; E-Hes; Solomon Grundy (villain)

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
John Costanza

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #91 (August 1971)
Earth-- The Monster-Maker!
Printed in
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #96 ([May 1973?])
Earth--The Monster-Maker
Also printed
United States
Crisis on Multiple Earths (DC, 2002 series) #3 (2004)
Earth -- The Monster-Maker!
From GCD
from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #91

Synopsis

Three aliens are out on a joyride alongside their symbiotic pets when they lose control of their ship, resulting in one of the aliens being separated from his pet as they travel through the dimensional barrier separating Earths 1 and 2. The JSA and the JLA must reunite them before they destroy each world.

Show/hide 47. Solomon Grundy.. The One and Only (Justice League of America) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Justice League of America
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Black Canary (cameo); Batman (Earth-1) (cameo- end of story); Green Arrow (cameo); Aquaman (cameo)(all Earth-1)]; Justice Society of America [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-L]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (all Earth-2)]; Robin (Earth-1) (guest star); Solomon Grundy (villain); A-Rym; Teppy; S-Kyr; E-Nes; Iris Allen (cameo)

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
John Costanza

Reprint history

From GCD
from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #92

Synopsis

As A-Rym meets up with Solomon Grundy on Earth-2, the JLA meets up with the JSA to try and stop A-Rym's rampage. The two Robins finally discover the secret behind A-Rym's rampage.

Show/hide 48. Blank Page Comic story, 1 page

Notes

Blank page to force the next story to start on the left-most page.

Show/hide 49. The Teen-Age Trap! (Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tommy Duffy

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #244

Synopsis

Robin stops a young inner-city youth from robbing the college coffee house, then as Dick Grayson he helps tutor the youth.

Notes

Mis-titled in Table of Contents as "The Teen-Age Gap!"

Show/hide 50. Who Stole the Gift from Nowhere! (Robin) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Diane Lewis; Luke Graham; Sam; Editor Starly Evans; Mr. Gerson

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #245

Synopsis

Luke Graham is accused of stealing $50,000 in cash that was sent anonymously to the Hudson University Library.

Notes

Starly's last name given in Batman #249

Show/hide 51. How Many Ways Can a Robin Die? (Batman) Comic story, 22.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Warden Howe; Emil Ravek

Credits

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Irv Novick (pp 1-17)
Dick Dillin (pp 18-23)
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #246

Synopsis

Someone is demonstrating ways to "kill" Robin by using dummies to torture Batman. Batman must track them down and rescue the real Robin.

Show/hide 52. The Immortals of Usen Castle (Robin) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Diane Lewis; Tommy Duffy; Dr. Samuel Usen; Stanley Usen; Sara Usen

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Frank McLaughlin

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #248

Synopsis

Dick Grayson and Diane Lewis are giving some local youths a tour of a castle that is supposedly haunted. When Diana and some of the children disappear, Dick changes to Robin and discovers the secret behind the "ghosts" in the castle.

Show/hide 53. Case of the Kidnaped Crusader! (Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tom Carson; Starley Evans

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Frank McLaughlin

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #249 (June 1973)
Case of the Kidnaped Crusader!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #107 ([April 1974?])
Case of the Kidnaped Crusader
 
Australia
Bumper Batcomic (Murray, 1978 series) #20 ([April 1981?])
Case of the Kidnaped Crusader!
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #249

Synopsis

Tom Carson, a consumer advocate, goes missing during the test drive of a new experimental car.

Show/hide 54. Return of the Flying Grayson! (Robin) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tommy Duffy; Jimmy Duffy; Richard Grayson (flashback; cameo); Mary Grayson (flashback; cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (flashback; cameo); Big Mike

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Frank McLaughlin

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #250 (July 1973)
Return of the Flying Grayson!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #111 ([August 1974?])
Return of the Flying Grayson
 
Australia
Bumper Batcomic (Murray, 1978 series) #17 ([July 1980?])
Return of the Flying Grayson!
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #250

Synopsis

Robin tracks down some stolen paintings, one of which is of his parents doing their circus act.

Notes

Mis-titled in the Table of Contents as "Return of the Flying Graysons!" Flashback to the death of Robin's parents.

Show/hide 55. The King from Canarsie! (Robin) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Davy King; Tommy Duffy; Van Sicklen

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #252

Synopsis

Famous actor Davy King enrolls in Hudson University to get his college degree. Mysterious accidents happen around him until Robin is able to figure out who is behind them.

Notes

Davy King character modeled after Danny Kaye, and this story is dedicated to him.

Show/hide 56. The Phenomenal Memory of Luke Graham! (Robin) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Luke Graham; Professor Raymond; Starly Evans (cameo)

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #254

Synopsis

Luke Graham needs the help of Robin the Teen Wonder to convince his college professor that a report he prepared on the Chinese iron industry was not plagiarized.

Show/hide 57. The Touchdown Trap! (Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Harry "Hudson Hurricane" Hurley; George Benson; Frank McDonald

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Art
Mike Grell

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #445 (February-March 1975)
The Touchdown Trap!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #124 ([September 1975])
The Touchdown Trap

Synopsis

When the 1924 Hudson University Football team comes to campus to celebrate their winning of the championship 50 years earlier, one disgruntled player tries to blow up the team hero with an explosive football.

Show/hide 58. The Puzzle of the Pyramids (Robin) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Clark Kent; Fred Taylor; Chief Frank McDonald

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
A. Martinez
Inks
Mazzaroli

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #447 (May 1975)
The Puzzle of the Pyramids
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #126 ([November 1975?])
The Puzzle of the Pyramids
 
Australia
Batman Album (Murray, 1978 series) #46 ([April 1980])
The Puzzle of the Pyramids
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #447

Synopsis

Hudson students have a pyramid building contest to help the University build it's new art gallery to store some priceless papers. During the contest someone steals the papers and Robin has to figure out which student pulled the heist.

Show/hide 59. The Parking Lot Bandit! (Robin) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lori Elton; Chief Frank McDonald; Lieutenant Tatem; Mrs. Roberts; Paul Shuster (University treasurer)

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Al Milgrom
Inks
Terry Austin

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #450

Synopsis

Someone using the M.O. of the Parking Lot Bandit breaks into the University business office and steals $50,000.

Show/hide 60. The Parking Lot Bandit Strikes Again! (Robin) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Chief Frank McDonald; Sylvia Kitter; Paul Shuster

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Al Milgrom
Inks
Terry Austin

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #451

Synopsis

Robin and Chief McDonald capture the Parking Lot Bandit and also the person who framed him for the theft of $50,000 from Hudson University.

Show/hide 61. Untitled Promo (ad from the publisher), 2 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Other Showcase Presents Volumes available from DC comics.


Notes

Reprints various Robin stories from Batman, Detective Comics, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, Justice League of America and World's Finest Comics from 1964-1975.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 48402

Cover added

  • 25/07/2010

Index completed

  • 24/09/2011

Last updated

  • 24/09/2011